The *unofficial* Actual Game File Size Thread
Being an owner of an iOS device with limited space sucks. Sometimes you never know the actual size of files and aren't able to install the apps you want.
So I thought I'd make a collaborative thread(with, you, everyone of toucharcade being the contributors) where we post apps with sizes that expand a lot. So basically, post apps that you currently have that expands a lot, and make a request for listed:actual file size ratios. Try to post five apps that others may have not listed. (also try to name which device you are getting the parameters from as they differ across devices, most notably iPhone to iPads)
(The Listed value is the file size that apple gives in the app store. The actual file size is the file size that appears in your Settings>General>Usage)
I'll try to archive all the apps onto the front page. Check the bottom of this post to see when the thread was last archived.
To use: Use the ctrl+f function to find the app you want on this page.
Explanation: Why expenditure of apps happens is because of the compressed file size. The file you download from the appstore is a lot smaller than the file that becomes unpackaged and then installed for use on your device.
Note: 1000MB = 1.0 GB. Some file sizes may be estimates, as given by the iOS device.
Real Racing 2: 430MB:1000MB
Batman Arkham City Lockdown: 962MB:1600MB
Street Fighter IV Volt: 444MB:891MB
Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy: 374MB:462MB
Hunters: Episode One: 137MB:280MB
RockBand Reloaded: 153MB:223MB*** (Note: Actual may be lower b.c of DLC)
Exitium: Saviors of Vardonia: 191MB:205MB
Guitar Hero: 122MB:177MB
NOVA 3 (N.O.V.A. 3): 1570MB:1900MB
Asphalt 6:Adrenaline: 590MB:1000MB
Modern Combat 3: 1050MB:1800MB
Chaos Rings: 698MB:898.9MB
Chaos Rings Omega: 792MB:951.1MB
Chaos Rings II: 784MB:946.2MB
Final Fantasy Tactics: 476MB:656.1MB
Chrono Trigger 588MB:621.3MB
Lara Croft: 306MB:308.2MB
Final Fantasy: 81.5MB:105.8MB
Final Fantasy II: 147MB:188.3MB
Final Fantasy III: 204MB:260.4MB
Secret of Mana(SoM): 74.8MB:156.7MB
Asphalt 6:Adrenaline(HD,Retina): 879MB:1700MB
Max Payne: 1110MB:1300MB
Infinity Blade 2: 930MB: 1100MB
GTA3: 462MB: 689MB
Hector Episode 1 HD: ???MB:405MB
Shark Dash: 28.2MB:258MB
Jetpack Joyride: 20.0MB:183MB
Death Rally: 91.7MB:175MB
Age of Zombies Anniversary Edition: 36.0MB:131MB
Stupid Zombies: 17.5MB:52.6MB
Where's My Water: 36.2MB:50.8MB
Monster Dash: 19.2MB:41.3MB
Dream works Dragons (TapTapDragon): 32.3MB:38.6MB
Flick Soccer HD: 37.6MB:37.9MB
Wolfenstein 3D: 19.1MB:35.5MB
LAST UPDATED: PAGE 1 || 5/16/12
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Last edited by UmbraVir; 05-16-2012 at 08:43 PM..
Arcade racer Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
iPhone 590 MB download/1.0 GB on device
iPad (HD, Retina) 879 MB download/1.7 GB on device
Would love to have a 128 GB iPad… 64 GB aren't enough esp. when you love those games and videos.
Last edited by Habakuk; 05-13-2012 at 03:48 AM..
Square Enix games worth mentioning:
Chaos Rings: 698 - 898.9
Chaos Rings Omega: 792 - 951.1
Chaos Rings II: 784 - 946.2
Final Fantasy Tactics: 476 - 656.1
Chrono Trigger: 588 - 621.3
Lara Croft: 306 - 308.2
Final Fantasy: 81.5 - 105.8
Final Fantasy II: 147 - 188.3
Final Fantasy III: 204 - 260.4
Secret of Mana: 74.8 - 156.7
Their games on the iOS are generally not too compressed as shown above. I think I've spent more on SE games than on games from any other developers on the iOS xP. Doubt Gameloft or EA games beat it.
Thanks everyone. I'll actually try to archive the apps onto the front page so the app names are easily accessible with the ctrl+f function and update whenever the front page becomes updated.
All on iPad 3:
Max Payne: 1.3GB
Infinity Blade 2: 1.1GB
Hector Episode 1 HD: 405MB
Shark Dash: 258MB
Jetpack Joyride: 183MB
Death Rally: 175MB
Age of Zombies Anniversary Edition: 131MB
Stupid Zombies: 52.6MB
Where's My Water: 50.8MB
Monster Dash: 41.3MB
Dream works Dragons (TapTapDragon): 38.6MB
Flick Soccer HD: 37.9MB
Wolfenstein 3D: 35.5MB